Help give Vermont children in need their dignity, and a fresh outlook on life through the gift of a new pair of sneakers.
Ways to DONATE:
(1) Donate $50 per child towards purchase of new sneakers
Mail checks to:
PO Box 523 Stratton Mountain Vermont 05155
(2) Gift a Brand New or "Like New" pair of sneakers in condition that a child can wear with dignity.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
Wohler Realty Group in Winhall
Stratton Mountain Club
The Stratton Foundation in the Stratton Village (next to Head Case)
Debbie Kass, Kicks4Kids Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stratton Foundation: email@example.com
The condition of a child's shoes is one of the most visible signs of poverty, impacting their preparedness to learn, ability to play, and capacity to thrive. Children in poverty wear shoes that can be filthy, too big or too small, or taped to extend their purpose exposing them to the painful stigma of economic difficulty, all for the lack of what they cannot afford.
1 in 5 American children are in desperate need of shoes. Vermont’s 2nd leading problem is childhood poverty.
Over 2,000 children within our footprint live in hardship as our rural communities and schools witness staggering poverty rates as high as 80% across the region.
In Spring 2019, the Stratton Foundation distributed 500 pairs of new sneakers and socks to children across southern Vermont, thanks to the generosity of our donors!